Vincent De Bono, DC, DHPE (’20) Vice Provost, Innovation and New Ventures at Logan University, graduated from Logan’s Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) program this past December.
“I’ve always had a desire to further my education, and after my experience in a Master’s of Health Professions Education program at the University of Illinois at Chicago a few years ago, I knew I wanted to continue on to earn my doctorate degree in the same area,” said Dr. De Bono.
The master’s degree program provided a good foundation in education theory and science, which is much different from the patient-focused training Dr. De Bono received as a chiropractor.
“Health professions education is becoming a much greater focus today than it has been in the past,” Dr. De Bono said. “There is a great need in the United States for effective trainers and teachers. The world is filled with brilliant minds, but many don’t know how to translate their knowledge into effectively educating others.”
Having spent three decades in the chiropractic field in private practice and on the administrative side, Dr. De Bono wanted to learn more about educating fellow health professionals.
“I enjoyed the DHPE program at Logan for many reasons. The variety of students in my cohort was incredible. I was able to learn from people all over the country and the world, who all brought different perspectives on health care systems,” said Dr. De Bono. “In the DHPE program I had the opportunity to learn and interact with many healthcare professionals such as nurses, fellow chiropractors, physicians’ assistants, and a variety of professionals from all over the world.”
One of the best parts of his education, he said, was that he didn’t have to wait until graduation to apply his new knowledge to his current career.
“As vice provost of innovation and new ventures, I am constantly working to establish new relationships with organizations that will benefit our students and faculty,” Dr. De Bono said. “I’ve been working with various health professions colleges overseas and have been able to use what I learned in the DHPE program to better understand their education and health care systems and how they compare to the United States.”
Dr. De Bono has advice for others looking to further their education by enrolling in the DHPE program: “If you’re in an administrative role at a university or health institution, it is so important to have a solid foundation of knowledge about how students learn. Students will change as technology and the access to information changes, which will change the way you teach. Logan’s DHPE program will provide that foundation and so much more.”
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